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Your Quarterly Newsletter

President's Message
Gail Massey Prince
TASPA President

Greetings TASPA Members!
I hope everyone had a productive and satisfying hiring season. Placing everyone in the right seat is paramount and critical to the success of the students we serve.
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What’s in a Name:
New Independent Contractor Guidance from United States Department of Labor Necessitates Close Look at Such Arrangements



  Bryan ISD Crafts Innovative Teacher Compensation Plan
Bryan ISD embarked on an 18-month journey with a single question in mind: Can we create an innovative compensation program aimed at rewarding teachers financially for the aca
demic performance of their campus and for taking on critical assignments?


Do We Really Help Teachers Get Better?
TNTP released a new report in August on professional development for teachers entitled Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About Our Quest for Teacher Development. This two year study indicates that despite the large amounts of money spent on professional development, there is no evidence that teachers  improve substantially from year to year or that any particular type or kind of professional development consistently helps them get better.  Read Executive Summary

TASB Interviews Rose Benitez
Rose Benitez, TASPA’s new executive director, comes to the job well-prepared, with a doctorate in educational administration and a career in public education including 14 years as an HR administrator.

District News 


TASPA Districts I, II, & III

TASPA Districts IV, V, & VI

Join us for upcoming TASPA Conferences:

TxCEE/TASB/TASPA Optimizing Educator Effectiveness


TASPA/TAEE 2015 Winter Conference

See entire Calendar of Events

AASPA 77th Annual Conference

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